In the years to come, an open and collaborative relationship between the United States and China will be essential to global peace, security, balanced economic growth and environmental sustainability.
To help forge a more constructive bilateral relationship, Asia Society has established the Center on U.S.-China Relations with a generous gift from the late Arthur Ross.
In seeking new ways of building mutual understanding between the U.S. and China, the Center is undertaking projects and events which explore areas of common interest and divergent views between the two countries, focusing on policy, culture, business, media, economics, energy and the environment.
The Center is based at Asia Society's New York City headquarters and works closely with other Asia Society Centers around the world.
Who We Are
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Susan Jakes is the Editor of ChinaFile and a Senior Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations. Previously, she worked for Time magazine.
Jonathan Landreth is ChinaFile's Managing Editor, and is a reporter and editor who's been traveling to Asia since 1988. He has lived and worked in Singapore and China, and has an interest in the culture of the media and entertainment industries.
Jessica Batke is Senior Editor of ChinaFile. She previously worked at the State Department.
Ouyang Bin is Associate Director, China Programs with the Center on U.S.-China Relations and Associate Editor of ChinaFile. He is the Director of the U.S.-China Dialogue. He was a Harvard-Yenching Fellow from 2010-2012.
Laura Chang is Associate Director, U.S. Programs with the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Sara Segal-Williams is Assistent Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations and Associate Editor for ChinaFile.
Michael Laha is the U.S.-China Dialogue Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Leah Thompson is the project director for COAL+ICE.